The Far Pavilions

by M.M. Kaye

In Brief

After the death of his parents, young Ashton Pelham-Martyn is brought up as a Hindu in a remote corner of British India. As an adult soldier he returns to India, where his love for a princess and his dual heritage make for an epic story of adventure and romance.

Why you should read it

A vastly ambitious, meticulously researched portrait of the Raj that merges fact and fiction, The Far Pavilions is passionate but nuanced, colourful and intensely alive.

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